It’s #Christmas with a twist!

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Christmas time is a very special time.

For couples getting engaged or married it’s not only special but also filled with love and happiness. With this in mind, I have always wanted to write a sonnet but never had a good enough excuse to!

If your trying to recall; sonnets are written in 14 lines, the subject matter is predominantly about love. Each line of the stanza should have 10 syllables and the rhyming pattern should be ABAB, CDCD, EFEF, GG. It’s quite tricky to get right; so here’s my attempt…

 

Wedding Day 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

One day, two people, three wishes, four hands,

Joining together on this special day

In a dwelling the congregation stands

The new bride enters clutching her bouquet 💐

 

She’s dazzling in her sumptuous dress

Above the guests flies a white turtledove

With a bright, sparkling ring, she says, Yes!

Her husband’s relieved; now focused on love 💕 

 

To the reception for a feast for all

Going away outfits are ready now

Toasts and speeches dissolves into a ball

Spain we’re off to soon, Yes, sunny Bilbao 🇪🇸

 

For you, will cherish in the early days

Your enduring love and happiness always 💕 

by Nick

#Snow Falling

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It’s getting nearer and nearer now!….

Snow Falling 

❄️❄️

Sparkling brightly

Pure and white

Perfectly formed

So fragile

So light

Its flakes

❄️❄️

Falling slowly

Down

To the ground

White blankets

Floating

All around 

By Nick

The Passing of Time

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When I saw this photo it gave me a flash of inspiration. A mass of clocks all ticking at the same time. I think, as you grow older time seems to fly by; you sometimes find yourself wondering where the time goes…

 

The Passing of Time

 

Tick, tock, tick, tock

Faster and faster

Time flies by

In days

Then months

Into years….

*****

My head’s spinning

Where are we going?

Falling, further

And further…

 *****

It’s another new day

A baby cries

Longing for its milk

Placated by it’s bottle

 

Morning chorus singing

As a child murmurs

Teddy dangling from its hand

Questioning, all the time

 

Noonday sun shines bright

A school child plays

Dreaming of home time

But has no answers

 

In the heat of the afternoon

A teenager fashionista

Self consciously

Struggles to understand

 

In the fading sun

An adult works hard

Earning a daily living

Hoping to achieve

 

Darkness surrounds us now

As an old person reads

Looking for inspiration

What is it all for?

 *****

The tick, tock, tick, tock

Is it even faster and faster still….

Sadly, time

Slows for no one.

Poem by Nick

Remembrance….

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For Remembrance Sunday I have written a poem inspired by accounts I have heard of the First World War called…

The Poppy Field 

 

In front of me stands 

A windswept land

Scattered with flashes of red 

Brightly coloured flowers

Pepper a lush green field

Their heads rocking to and fro

 

What secrets they know

Lying beneath the soil

Of brave heroes never to return

Their tortured souls

At last, at rest

Now a strangely peaceful sight

 

How can we begin

To ever imagine

What they endured

Relentlessly in battle

Only be humbled by their sacrifice

In this foreign far away land

by Nick 

In the Spooky Graveyard 👻

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To all my followers, Happy Halloween, I hope you enjoy my poem…

 

In the Spooky Graveyard 🎃

 

Walking the steep

Winding path

Into the old graveyard

A deep dank mist

Hovers all around me

 

💀💀💀

 

Darkness is falling

Strange shadows

Fall across my path

Spooky feelings

Sink slowly

Into my head

 

☠️☠️☠️

 

I rest on a bench

Suddenly, behind me

A huge gust

blows leaves high

Into the air

I don’t feel alone

 

👻👻👻

 

Swiftly I hurry

Back to the gate

A slight terror

Fills my mind

Is it unearthly

Forces at work?  

 

🎃🎃🎃

 

Poem by Nick 

A bird’s eye view of the Grand Canyon

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A break from the familiar this week.

An adventure into the distance with a difference, soaring, free above mammoth rock shapes…

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In front of me stretches a vast sight, the Grand Canyon. The profile of the rock is striking; it varies so much.

Some of the rock face has collapsed due to erosion and incredible shapes have been created in the rock.

I’m a condor and I’m perched on some rock, on top of the rim looking down into the canyon.

As I take off I drift, effortlessly across the sky, and look down onto the Colorado River below.

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As it winds through the majestic rock, it glistens in the sunshine.

I look up and see the clouds cast dark shadows onto the rock below.

The yellow and orange tinges of colour are contrasted by the dark shadows.

Yesterday the rain came and flooded everywhere; now the rapids are flowing faster.

Clouds covered the tops of the rock from view for a while.

The air feels really clean and fresh; it’s really peaceful here; I can hear the rush of the wind around my wings, as I soar higher into the sky.

It seems like I can fly forever here and see gigantic rock structures stretching into the distance for miles and miles.

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